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March 19th, 2013
07:06 PM ET

“High probability” chemical arms used in Syria

(CNN) – There is a "high probability" that Syria deployed chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war, but final verification is needed, the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday.

"I have a high probability to believe that chemical weapons were used," Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) told CNN. "We need that final verification, but given everything we know over the last year and a half, I would come to the conclusion that they are either positioned for use, and ready to do that, or in fact have been used."

Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, struck ominous tones in an interview on CNN's Situation Room about the possibility that Syria had crossed what President Barack Obama has said was a 'red line' that could lead to the United States getting involved militarily in the conflict.

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Filed under: Interviews • Mike Rogers • Sen. Feinstein • Syria
March 19th, 2013
11:16 AM ET

New leads in $500 million art heist

CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on new clues in a major art heist that took place 23 years ago in Boston.

RELATED: View the stolen artwork

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Filed under: Art • Crime • FBI • Lisa Sylvester
March 19th, 2013
10:39 AM ET

Bloomberg targets cigarettes in NYC

One week after a loss over sugary sodas, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants stores to hide cigarettes. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

RELATED STORY: Bloomberg explains new push against tobacco

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Filed under: Health • Mary Snow • Michael Bloomberg • New York
March 19th, 2013
10:35 AM ET

News anchor reads own proposal on air

TV anchor tricked into announcing her own marriage proposal. CNN's Jeanne Moos lifts the veil on this teleprompter tale.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos • marriage
March 19th, 2013
10:33 AM ET

Spontaneous pope raises security concerns

CNN's Brian Todd reports on Pope Francis' security challenges after he waded into a crowd without warning.

RELATED STORY: Pope's openness to keep guards on their toes

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Catholicism • Pope • Situation Room
March 19th, 2013
10:27 AM ET

Obama 'look-alike' as Satan causes stir

Does Satan in The History Channel's mini-series "The Bible" look like President Obama? Some viewers think so. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

RELATED STORY: Producer: Claim of Obama-Satan likeness nonsense

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Entertainment • Lisa Sylvester
March 19th, 2013
10:25 AM ET

GOP report: Party is too old, too white

A Republican National Committee report calls for strategic changes and rebranding in the GOP. Wolf Blitzer speaks to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

RELATED STORY: RNC announces $10 million plan to beef up Republican outreach

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Filed under: Reince Priebus • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer